How COVID-19 Affected the Security of Remote Workforce

COVID-19 has occasioned a swift enforced change for millions of people who have had to replace on-site working with remote work environments. These changes have been necessitated by the strict protocols and regulations that most governments have implemented to control the spread of the deadly virus. Before the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, only about 33 percent of all American employees worked remotely for at least some time. Since COVID began, the number of US employees working from home increased to 74 percent. About 49% of these workers were entirely new to the remote working experience.

This increased shift in remote working is a challenge many organizations have never had before. Productivity took precedence over security as the business operation mode changed abruptly. Businesses were forced to adopt a ‘tech on the fly’ mode to ensure operations ran smoothly by quickly sending employees to work from home.

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